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Problematic Polymers: Teacher Resource

It can be difficult to imagine modern life without plastic. Despite its many uses, plastic has been criticised for its detrimental effects on our planet. Within this resource, students:

  • Collect and analyse the types of litter present in their local community.
  • Explore the pros and cons associated with the use of plastic.
  • Investigate the impacts of plastics on living things and the environment.
  • Examine ways to reduce our consumption of single use plastics and decrease the amount of waste polluting our environment by conducting an innovative experiment creating biodegradable and edible water ‘bottles’ made from brown algae.

This resource contains teacher notes, student activities and curriculum links.

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